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Printing Industries of America Announces 2019 InterTech™ Now Accepting Submissions

February 26, 2019

Pittsburgh, PA--Printing Industries of America is currently seeking cutting-edge print and graphic arts technologies for the 2019 InterTechTM Technology Awards program. The annual competition hosted by PIA honors truly innovative technologies set to shape the future of print and graphic communications. Manufacturers and suppliers of equipment and software are encouraged to enter by May 31, 2019, with an entry discount available through March 31... Read More

2019 Premier Print Awards Now Accepting Submissions

February 18, 2019

Pittsburgh, PA--Printing Industries of America is now accepting submissions for the 2019 Premier Print Awards competition honoring print excellence. The international competition is open to all companies involved in the creation or production of print communications, as well as students and student groups from high school, vocational school, or college print production programs. All entries must be received by May 31, 2019. An early-bird... Read More

2019 Continuous Improvement Conference Keynote Speakers Announced

February 15, 2019

Pittsburgh, PA--Printing Industries of America is pleased to announce the much anticipated lineup for its 2019 Continuous Improvement Conference, April 14-17 in Dallas, Texas. Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2019, the Continuous Improvement Conference is the only annual event focused on helping graphic communications-focused manufacturers achieve operational excellence by using the concepts of Lean manufacturing and other management and... Read More

Ben Franklin Honor Society (BFHS) to Produce BFHS Book of Wisdom

February 15, 2019

Pittsburgh, PA--The Ben Franklin Honor Society (BFHS) has announced an initiative to publish a book highlighting the significant success stories of its membership, presently composed of 282 inducted honorees who rose to prominence in the graphic communication industry. The idea for such a book, entitled the BFHS Book of Wisdom, was conceived by Harvey Levenson, a BFHS member and Cal Poly Professor Emeritus. Levenson said: "Elected by their peers... Read More

Printing Industries of America to Bureau of Labor Statistics: “Print is Still Here. We’re Just Evolving Faster Than Ever.”

February 11, 2019

Pittsburgh, PA--Printing Industries of America released the following statement by Michael Makin, President & CEO of Printing Industries of America today in response to the Bureau of Labor Statistics unit of the U.S. Department of Labor announcement that commercial printing, screen printing, and print support activities for printing have become "too small or too concentrated to be tracked" in the Current Employment Statistics database. "... Read More

2019 Best Workplace in the Americas Awards Winners Announced

February 11, 2019

Pittsburgh, PA--Printing Industries of America has announced the winners of the 2019 Best Workplace in the Americas (BWA) award and the Safety Shield designation. The Best Workplace in the Americas award winners were evaluated on human resources benchmarking categories that recognize companies that embrace the most sought-after qualities for today's work environment: Communication & Culture, Employee Resources & Benefits, and Safety... Read More

PIA Predicts Another Favorable Year for Print in 2019 State of the Industry Report

February 6, 2019

Pittsburgh, PA--Printing Industries of America released today its 2019 State of the Industry Report providing a detailed outlook of current conditions within the printing industry from an economic, legislative, and regulatory perspective. Prepared by the Printing Industries of America's in-house experts each year, the report consists of an overview from the Center for Print Economics and Management as well as Government Affairs and Advocacy... Read More

2019 President's Conference Keynotes and Special Activities Announced

February 5, 2019

Pittsburgh, PA--Printing Industries of America has announced the 2019 President's Conference keynote speakers and special activities. The 2019 President's Conference program was designed especially for industry leaders to help provide a path for creative innovation and the latest business strategies and tactics. It is the aim of the organization for the attendees to walk away inspired, rethinking the status quo, and ready to tackle their own... Read More

PIA Releases Findings of Spoilage Report

January 18, 2019

Pittsburgh, PA--Printing Industry of America released today the findings from the recent investigation it conducted on spoilage within the printing industry. The organization collected data by means of a survey in order to better understand the extent that spoilage is tracked, how statistics are calculated, and more importantly, the range and average of spoilage levels by size and type of company. In addition, it sought to understand whether low... Read More

PIA Statement on Presidential Task Force on Postal Reform Report

December 5, 2018

Pittsburgh, PA--PIA is appreciative that the Trump Administration placed a high priority on the complex issues surrounding USPS performance and the future of mail. USPS remains a critical supply chain partner to thousands of PIA member companies and their customers. We were pleased to participate in formal meetings with the Task Force leading up to the delivery of yesterday's report. However, many of the policy suggestions put forth in the... Read More

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